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The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein - A Novel-logo

The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein - A Novel

Peter Ackroyd

When two nineteenth-century Oxford students-Victor Frankenstein, a serious researcher, and the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley-form an unlikely friendship, the result is a tour de force that could only come from one of the world's most accomplished and prolific authors. This haunting and atmospheric novel opens with a heated discussion, as Shelley challenges the conventionally religious Frankenstein to consider his atheistic notions of creation and life. Afterward, these concepts become an obsession for the young scientist. As Victor begins conducting anatomical experiments to reanimate the dead, he at first uses corpses supplied by the coroner. But these specimens prove imperfect for Victor's purposes. Moving his makeshift laboratory to a deserted pottery factory in Limehouse, he makes contact with the Doomsday men-the resurrectionists-whose grisly methods put Frankenstein in great danger as he works feverishly to bring life to the terrifying creature that will bear his name for eternity. Filled with literary lights of the day such as Bysshe Shelley, Godwin, Lord Byron, and Mary Shelley herself, and penned in period-perfect prose, The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein is sure to become a classic of the twenty-first century. From the Hardcover edition.

When two nineteenth-century Oxford students-Victor Frankenstein, a serious researcher, and the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley-form an unlikely friendship, the result is a tour de force that could only come from one of the world's most accomplished and prolific authors. This haunting and atmospheric novel opens with a heated discussion, as Shelley challenges the conventionally religious Frankenstein to consider his atheistic notions of creation and life. Afterward, these concepts become an obsession for the young scientist. As Victor begins conducting anatomical experiments to reanimate the dead, he at first uses corpses supplied by the coroner. But these specimens prove imperfect for Victor's purposes. Moving his makeshift laboratory to a deserted pottery factory in Limehouse, he makes contact with the Doomsday men-the resurrectionists-whose grisly methods put Frankenstein in great danger as he works feverishly to bring life to the terrifying creature that will bear his name for eternity. Filled with literary lights of the day such as Bysshe Shelley, Godwin, Lord Byron, and Mary Shelley herself, and penned in period-perfect prose, The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein is sure to become a classic of the twenty-first century. From the Hardcover edition.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

When two nineteenth-century Oxford students-Victor Frankenstein, a serious researcher, and the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley-form an unlikely friendship, the result is a tour de force that could only come from one of the world's most accomplished and prolific authors. This haunting and atmospheric novel opens with a heated discussion, as Shelley challenges the conventionally religious Frankenstein to consider his atheistic notions of creation and life. Afterward, these concepts become an obsession for the young scientist. As Victor begins conducting anatomical experiments to reanimate the dead, he at first uses corpses supplied by the coroner. But these specimens prove imperfect for Victor's purposes. Moving his makeshift laboratory to a deserted pottery factory in Limehouse, he makes contact with the Doomsday men-the resurrectionists-whose grisly methods put Frankenstein in great danger as he works feverishly to bring life to the terrifying creature that will bear his name for eternity. Filled with literary lights of the day such as Bysshe Shelley, Godwin, Lord Byron, and Mary Shelley herself, and penned in period-perfect prose, The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein is sure to become a classic of the twenty-first century. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Lee

Length:

9h 4m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:32


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:05


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:23


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:27


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:38


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:58


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:54


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:28


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:50


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:45


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:26


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:23


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:11


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:49


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:54


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:41


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:57


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:03


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:49


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:47


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:49


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:12


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:23


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:50


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:19


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:13


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:06


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:35


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:58


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:25


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:37


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:23


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:16


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:31


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:19


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:59


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:00


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:25


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:26


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:46


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:55


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:06


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:16


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

00:29